I recently had a radical neprectomy the old fashioned way, due to Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma. I was not informed of all the mysterious things and pains I would be having. My ribs hurt so bad afterward, and still today I have difficulty sleeping because I can not sleep on my back all night. My surgery was 27 days ago. How long does it take for all the swelling to go away? When will I be able to comfortably wear my pre-surgery clothes. My skin on that side seems to be very sensitive and it litterally hurts. My incision split 3 weeks into healing after I guess rolling over on my side, which I soon discovered, still couldn't do. When will I feel normal. I get so fatigued, and realize I am in pain, and want to cry. I wanted to go back to work after the 4th week but I just cant see that happening, not the way I feel and with part of it open.